ESRC Training Series - Practical Approaches to Source Reduction



Recorded on February 6, 2018

Duration: 57 minutes

The Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC) delivered a training series of webinars intended to enhance business operations through applied sustainability strategies.

This four-part webinar series provides insight on making the business case for environmental sustainability, identifying the building blocks of a systematic approach for success and provides examples and resources to help turn actions into outcomes.

Topics include:

  • Waste minimization
  • The “Cost of Doing Nothing”
  • Chemical substitution, reuse and waste exchanges
  • Evaluation tools and resources
  • Success story presentation
  • Technical assistance

View this Webinar on the ESRC YouTube Channel

View the ESRC Sustainable Business Training Series YouTube playlist.

Presentation Info


Cheryl Eakle, Senior Sustainability Engineer,
Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center

Mark Toda, Senior Sustainability Engineer
Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center

Nicole Krenner, Corporate Sustainability Officer
3M Corporation



[00:01] Introduction

[01:35] The Business Case for Source Reduction

[09:52] P2 Opportunities

[21:45] P2 Tools and Resources

[35:23] Company Spotlight – 3M Corporation

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ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

P2 Calculators

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program

EPA Safer Choice

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Toxic Use Reduction Institute (TURI)

Zero Waste Network (ZWN)

Pollution Prevention 101

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR)

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

Pollution Prevention Resource Expert

State/Local Technical Assistance Providers

3M – Sustainability and corporate responsibility